Bylaw Articles - Call for
Member Vote August 8,
With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes
the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with
disabilities through community development, social action, and
member support and referral. Our primary activity is
public education and awareness about the social and physical
barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with
disabilities in Ontario.|
CWDO is proud to be Ontario's
representative at the Council of Canadians with Disabilities
since June, 2009.
|Call to All
Vote on Bylaw Article
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~At CWDO's 2008 AGM, our Bylaw was passed by the
members, with instructions to re-write two articles in plainer
All CWDO members are invited to vote on
whether or not to accept these changes.
Deadline: August 31, 2009 at
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proposed to two articles in our Bylaw - Article 35 and Article
56. The changes are intended to make the meaning
clearer, through use of plain language.
Click here to review
and vote on these articles.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~On December 4, 2008, the Ontario government
released its Poverty Reduction
The Strategy made a commitment to
"undertake a review of social assistance" (p30). But what this
means is still unclear.
The government has not yet
released any terms of reference for the Review - so there is
no indication how it will proceed, who will lead it, or
how people with lived experience and local communities
can be involved.
It's time for a review of social
assistance that results in the kind of transformation that
promotes economic security - because that's how poverty will
We need a review that:
keep updated on developments, go to the Social Assistance
- makes sure the voices of low-income people
- identifies and addresses the most punitive
elements of the system right now
- re-imagines and creates a system for the
longer-term that moves people out of poverty by offering
meaningful and appropriate resources and programs
- starts soon - because people who rely on
social assistance can't wait.
A message from Terrie Meehan, Chair, CWDO's ODSP Issues and
Housing Committee (OIHC)
Webinar: Life in
Post Secondary School - August 18, 2009 at 7 pm EDT
Tips for Students with
Melissa Graham, CWDO Board Member and
Are you off to
post-secondary school this year, or thinking about heading
there in the future?
This Webinar will give you
some tips on making your transition to post-secondary school
as smooth and accessible as possible. Whether you're just
considering a program, or already a seasoned student, there's
a good chance you'll learn something new.
Come join us
Tuesday August 18th at 7:00 pm in IDEAL Auditorium
Click here to
register for the Post Secondary Tips
- JAWS compatible
- On-line Captioning
ASL, intervenor and notetaking assistance
also can be arranged upon request. Your participation is important to
us. Please indicate your accommodation needs when
Together we are